Tag Archive: News

Aug 07 2017

Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: The Return

Those subscribed to the site’s Facebook and Twitter feeds will undoubtedly recall our behind-the-scenes woes from earlier in the summer. Although I’m happy to report we’re back in the game, I must admit a twinge of sadness over the lost time I could have been spending on getting content done in advance. In addition to …

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Aug 01 2016

Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: The Return

Dionysus Records recently gave me some great news about this year’s Tiki Oasis. Not only is the theme going to be “Party on Monster Island,” but there is going to be a TON of live performances from bands like Creepxotica, Jason Lee and the R.I.P.tides and Alika Lyman Group (among many others). Don’t worry if …

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Aug 04 2015

Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: The Return

2015 has proven to be quite the year for the world of exotica. Although several great albums have been (or will be) released, I thought it best to save discussion of those for another time. It seemed to be the only appropriate way to handle the matter, given the recent passing of exotica pioneer Robert …

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Aug 06 2014

Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: The Return

I started the Freaky Tiki Surf-ari four years ago and find myself pleasantly surprised by how the exotica genre seems to embrace its freaky side more and more each year. Hopefully you had similar feelings about our surprise foreshadowing on the podcast. This year is no exception and I think you will find the albums …

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Aug 02 2013

Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: The Return

It’s August and you know what that means: The Freaky Tiki Surf-ari is back! I may have a lot going on in my personal life, but that won’t stop me from giving you my annual series of exotica and surf reviews (complete with a tie-in episode of the podcast). So until we get things started …

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Aug 08 2012

Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: The Return

The Freaky Tiki Surf-ari is back and I’m really excited about this year’s schedule of events. We’ve got two exotica reviews, two surf rock reviews, a tie-in episode of the podcast and more! On top of that, each music review will have a bonus sample track! I’m also looking forward to showcasing my new, stripped-down …

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Jul 05 2012

It’s Audio Month!

It’s no secret, I’ve love audio dramas. As long time readers of the site know, I’ve reviewed a LOT of audio dramas (and audio books) over the past few years. Judging from the Gravedigger’s Local 16 analytics page, many of you share my passion. In honor of this, I’ve decided to devote myself entirely to …

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Aug 12 2011

Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: The Return

That’s right…the Freaky Tiki Surf-ari is back and better than ever! We even have a logo this time around! We’re still going to take a look at the connections between Tiki culture, surf music and horror while not being quite as…overwhelming as last year’s installment. Weird Jon has also been fine-tuning his music reviewing style …

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Aug 11 2011

I’m Back! (Let’s Do The Time Warp Again)

As faithful readers are already aware, June was a rough month for me. Two lengthy articles had to go on the back burner and my computer’s untimely death set back both my GdL and real-life responsibilities, so much so that I had to spend all of July (and some of August) catching up on everything. …

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Aug 10 2011

Zombie Hunters & ZEROs

If you hung around The Monster Channel on Sundays, you probably caught an episode of “Zombie Hunters: City of the Dead.” The independent horror series depicts the process of culling the growing zombie plague affecting a major metropolitan area. The effects are really great and the acting is pretty good. All the episodes are available online for your watching.  The …

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